The New York Times penned a piece on Sunday in which the paper ripped national security adviser, John R. Bolton, painting him as an extremist eager for war, writing, "Senior Pentagon officials are voicing deepening fears that President Trump's hawkish national security adviser, John R. Bolton, could precipitate a conflict with Iran at a time when Mr. Trump is losing leverage in the Middle East by pulling out American troops".
Official White House policy does not call for regime change in Iran, and Bolton has said he would implement the President's agenda.
Following revelations of Israel's strikes against Iranian targets in Syria, it became known that Washington had also mulled over plans to attack Iran after three mortar shells landed in Baghdad's diplomatic quarter near the US Embassy in September 2018.
The Defense Department did draw up the plans, but it is unclear if they were presented to the White House, or if the president knew of Bolton's request, according to the Journal. According to the Wall Street Journal, the request was made after several shells landed in Baghdad's green zone, near the U.S. embassy last September.
The newspaper based its report on anonymous current and former USA officials.
Garrett Marquis, speaking for the National Security Council responded to the report by stating it 'coordinates policy and provides the president with options to anticipate and respond to a variety of threats'.
Later in the month, US National Security Adviser John Bolton issued a stark public warning to Tehran: "There will be hell to pay" if Iran continued to "cross" the US and its allies.
Kylie Jenner loses Instagram record to an egg
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According to Forbes , Harris laughed during a 2014 interview when a journalist raised a question about legalization. Harris also confirmed she will decide soon whether to mount a 2020 presidential bid.
During his visit to Qatar, Pompeo refused to comment on reports Washington had recently considered military action against Tehran. Senate approved a bipartisan resolution that put the blame for the killing of Khashoggi squarely on the Saudi crown prince.
However, there are more than 400 open positions in various fields at different SpaceX facilities, judging by the company's. SpaceX plans to use the technology to fly tourists to space and, potentially, one day send humans to Mars.
Dr Watson became Cold Spring Harbor's director in 1968, its president in 1994 and chancellor a decade later. "Dr. Watson apologized at the time but in a recent documentary he said his views have not changed.
They even went 11-5 in 2008, when he missed nearly the entire season after suffering a first-week knee injury. The dominant performance helped New England reach its eighth straight AFC Conference Championship Game .
Iran's air force said in a statement that the fate of the crew, including their possible 'martyrdom, ' is under investigation. Conservative news agency Tasnim said it was a military cargo plane carrying meat from the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek.
With Samsung's Unpacked event now just about 5 weeks away, it's a safe bet that more Galaxy S10 leaks are right around the corner. Even the competition is increasing with Huawei and other Chinese companies planning to launch foldable smartphones in 2019.
Baltimore is also in the path of these heavier bands of snowfall, with 4 to 6 inches of snow predicted for Sunday. Slick spots on the roads will remain a concern tonight through early tomorrow morning.
It was mind-boggling how cavalier they were about hitting Iran", former U.S. high-ranking official told The WSJ. What worries the Pentagon is that Iran is capable of hitting USA facilities throughout the Middle East.
Cockpit voice recorder of crashed Lion Air jet found
In December 2014, an AirAsia flight from Surabaya to Singapore plunged into the sea, killing all 162 people on board. The cockpit voice recorder is one of the two so-called black boxes crucial for the investigation of a plane crash.
Australian Open: Maria Sharapova breezes to 1st-round win
Open champion Sloane Stephens, No. 11 Aryna Sabalenka, No. 19 Caroline Garcia, No. 29 Donna Vekic and No. 31 Petra Martic. Isner went up a break in the fourth set and served to force a fifth while ahead 5-4. "It's very special to be back".
Area Leading To Where Jayme Closs Escaped Now Open
For the past couple of months the community of Barron and beyond has been praying for a safe return of 13-year-old Jayme Closs. Police officers arrested 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson minutes later based on Jayme's description of his vehicle.
Guardiola: If De Bruyne has a problem, he knows where I am
Although Fernandinho will be 34 by the end of the season Guardiola said City do not now have the finance to buy a replacement. He has incredible relationship with the Brazilian guys, like Danilo, Fernandinho, Bernardo, many, many players here.